Hey all. I have created a roundup of all the testing results throughout the year (again ) to find the overall detection capabilities of antivirus products. Considering others may find these statistics useful in general i have decided to share. Trusty excel skills were in use to find out just for my own purposes to see how my own current choice in antivirus software is holding up. Current testing results used from the year: AV-Test Quarterly Tests: http://www.av-test.org/certifications.php AV-Comparatives: http://www.av-comparatives.org VBulletin (VB100 only): http://www.virusbtn.com http://www.chip.in/images/content_images/june_2011/Security-Suites-comparison.jpg.jpg Passmark:http://www.passmark.com/ftp/antivirustesting-ed2.pdf http://www.passmark.com/ftp/ESet_vs_9_Competitors_InternetSecuritySuites-Sept2011.pdf Malware Research group (PUA and flash Tests): http://malwareresearchgroup.com/malware-tests/ Antimalware.ru: http://translate.google.es/translat...re.ru/antivirus_self_protection_test_x64_2011 http://www.anti-malware.ru/malware_treatment_test_2011 Dennis Labs: http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/symantec/DTL_PCTP2011_SYMC.pdf http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/symantec/DTL_PCTP2012_SYMC.pdf http://www.cert.hr/sites/default/files/NCERT-LAB-PUBDOC-2011-02-001.pdf http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/ultimate_antivirus_guide_10_top_programs_reviewed?page=0,2 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe..._10_anti-virus_programs_reviewed_and_compared Summary Information: Uncertainty lists the % of samples out of the total that have been estimated due to lack of results. The result will be normalised based on the results of the other products in a test set so as long as total uncertainty is low it is a reliable score, just not 100% guaranteed to have that exact score. I have collated results from a wider number of products this year, usually less tested hence uncertainty results are higher this year. A product is not listed if it has not been tested. The results are categorised into: On Demand, Retrospective, Dynamic Real World, Removal, Performance,False positives and the King of Tests On Demand: Raw detection capabilities of signatures when fully updated with latest definitions. Retrospective: Capabilities of heuristics and generic signatures against new unknown malware. Dynamic: Real world protection capabilities using all components of the security software to demonstrate effectiveness in the real world (0 day, cloud, behaviour blocking, self defence, web blocking, etc) Removal: Effectiveness at cleaning a system from malware, the higher the score the better the product is at disinfection and removal of malware trace elements without damaging the system in the process. Performance score (higher is better) :How fast and responsive products perform. The higher the result the less of an impact on your system. only helps to provide comparison of performance between products. False Positives: Total false positives across all tests with such information available, false warnings count as 0.5. The results help to show which products are more prone to false positives. King of Tests: Personalised scoring system in an attempt to determine which antivirus solutions did the best across all the categories equally (This year is also weighted on uncertainty). Products with >50% mean uncertainty are not included.